International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

The Development of a Time-Based Construct and Its Impact on Departmental Design and Structure Members Only Content

Cycle time reduction is a key element of logistics strategy, in which purchasing can play a pivotal role. Time-related mistakes made by purchasing and materials managers cause dysfunctional ripples throughout the remainder of the supply chain. This article develops a reliable and valid scale to measure purchasing's involvement in time-based strategies and tactics, and examines how the adoption of these activities impacts departmental design and structure.

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